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This is an event sponsored by Nelson Rod & Gun Club. Please see links below. https:/ or

  • Date: 19/08/2023 07:30 AM
  • Location Nelson District Rod & Gun Club (Map)
  • More Info: 124 Porto Rico Road, Ymir, B.C. V1L 5P7


A Project Mapleseed event is designed to provide structured and safe rifle fundamentals to hunters and shooters of all ages. It provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills that benefits new and experienced shooters alike. For the new shooter we can teach you to use your rifle safely and also be able to hit your target. For the seasoned shooter we dan teach you shoot more accurately - even out to 500 yards.

The emphasis on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship within Project Mapleseed centers around traditional rifle marksmanship techniques using a rifle sling coupled with a concept termed "natural point of aim" (NPOA). Project Mapleseed uses reduced size scaled silhouette targets that enable a shooter to assess their effective range with their rifle using a reduced length shooting range only 25 meters (82 feet) long, while simulating firing at full size targets at ranges up to 400 yards.

The ultimate goal of a "Mapleseed" is to teach students to maintain 4 minutes of angel (MOA) precision and accuracy. This translates into being able to put all shots into a 20 inch at 500 yards. Qualification targets are shot to evaluate progress and for score. The goal is to score 210 points or better on a 40-shot course that has 250 possible points. This earns the coveted Rifleman's Patch and is equivalent to scoring Expert on an Army qualification course. 

If you have any questions at all, please email us at

Marv Paisner